Chef Meg's Favorite Strawberry Recipes

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The boys just finished school, and we've been spending weekends at my family farm in central Kentucky, picking strawberries. Last weekend, the boys and their cousins helped me by picking all the bad berries (one bad berry will spoil the bunch!), then having a strawberry fight in the garden. You've never seen something so funny!

I spent the whole next day making strawberry compote, which is like a whole berry jam. (Sorry, no recipe for that one yet!) We've been eating berries morning, noon and night. Are you, too?

Since I've been so busy in the strawberry patch, I really haven't had any time to create new recipes using the harvest. But I have been turning to plenty of old favorites. I thought I'd share some of those with you today. Here are some of my best strawberry recipes:

Chef Meg's Creamy Grilled Strawberry Sandwich

Chef Meg's Spinach-Berry Salad

Strawberry Muffins (Chef Meg Approved)

Some other great ways to enjoy strawberries: Atop yogurt with a sprinkle of ground flaxseed, with a dollop of real whipped cream, sprinkled with mint, or just plain, straight from the garden (after a quick rinse, of course!). Want to grow your own strawberries? Learn how!

What is YOUR favorite way to eat strawberries?


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  • 29
    Strawberries are great any way--fresh/plain, cake, cobbler, pie, crisp, smoothies, jams, spreads, shortcake, smoothies, ice cream, with yogurt, on hot or cold cereals, on salads. . . I just love strawberries! - 6/13/2011   3:58:27 PM
  • 28
    I love strawberries, but I can't eat them any more, since I've been diagnosed with gastroparesis. - 6/7/2011   8:24:38 PM
  • 27
    I love strawberries fresh, and a low cal. strawberry short cake is the best. I also put them in my cereal, or a smoothie. - 6/7/2011   6:18:30 PM
  • __IZZA__
    26
    I like eating them the way they are and also with cream ( or greek yoghurt) and meringues. - 6/7/2011   5:43:58 PM
  • REDSHOES2011
    25
    My son lives on a huge strawberry farm, I love to make home made jelly with gelentine powder and 250 grams strawberries.. I like to mix them with grapes and
    wow it is a popular item to parties..
    xx
    Red - 6/7/2011   1:39:03 PM
  • 24
    One cup of halved strawberries in 1/2 cup of chocolate soy milk! Mmmmm... - 6/7/2011   1:15:35 PM
  • 23
    Just plain, right off the plant! - 6/7/2011   12:42:42 PM
  • 22
    I love just eating them fresh by themselves! Mmmm - 6/7/2011   12:06:03 PM
  • 21
    Strawberry cobbler! One year I made four of them (not at the same time) just from the berries from my yard and our CSA, and still had enough strawberries throughout the season to enjoy them other ways too. - 6/7/2011   10:58:22 AM
  • 20
    by themselves and with ff sf cheesecake pudding, yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! - 6/7/2011   10:03:52 AM
  • 19
    umm... well, my favorite way to eat strawberries is chocolate covered ! But, I also like them in strawberry short cake. They taste yummy all by themselves too ! LOL !!!

    - 6/7/2011   10:01:44 AM
  • 18
    I love strawberries - right off the plant while picking, or sliced with a tiny bit of sugar and some balsamic vinegar, or with yogurt and a raisin bagel (almost like strawberry shortcake!), or in salad, or just about any way! - 6/7/2011   7:52:06 AM
  • CAMELSAMBA
    17
    My favorite way to eat strawberries is when they are in season, fresh from the comtainer! My second fav is in homemade sorbet :-)

    Remember that strawberries are one of the "dirty dozen", where it's worth the extra cost to get organicwhen possible. My 8 yo son is a strawberry fanatic. Sine it's the main fruit he eats this time of year, we're willing to pay extra and cut back elsewhere. Luckily we have a couple of local stores where the price diff isn't too onerous. - 6/7/2011   7:47:53 AM
  • 16
    Fresh red heart strawberries at the Farmers Market (from Watsonville of course) - 6/7/2011   3:13:41 AM
  • 15
    Had really yummy strawberries today mixed with Greek yogurt. Have just added Greek yogurt to my menus and good grief - I had no idea what I was missing - very yummy - 6/7/2011   1:02:39 AM
  • 1THING
    14
    fresh, with sweetner or preserved being biased, I think LA strawberries are the best! - 6/6/2011   11:52:25 PM
  • 13
    I like them whole and plain best. Sliced in with baby spinach as a salad is good too. - 6/6/2011   10:40:39 PM
  • 12
    I like them fresh, whole and plain! I've eaten at least 6 pounds of strawberries this season. - 6/6/2011   10:17:51 PM
  • 7ANIMALSMOMMA
    11
    Chocolate dipped every now and then (as a treat), but mostly plain. - 6/6/2011   10:09:15 PM
  • 10
    Strawberries dipped in yogurt - 6/6/2011   9:58:23 PM
  • 9
    Straight from the garden! - 6/6/2011   9:41:33 PM
  • 8
    Whole, fresh, plain - 6/6/2011   9:34:51 PM
  • TRY2BHEALTHY61
    7
    Fresh! Yum! - 6/6/2011   9:22:53 PM
  • 6
    Dipped in chocolate for a treat. - 6/6/2011   9:19:15 PM
  • 5
    Frozen. - 6/6/2011   8:56:12 PM
  • SHAWON
    4
    my favorite way to eat strawberries is actually raw. If im feeling something different i actually dip them in vanilla yogurt:-) - 6/6/2011   8:07:35 PM
  • 3
    Definitely fresh, whole, and plain - 6/6/2011   7:46:44 PM
  • 2
    PLAIN, FRESH, WHOLE!!! - 6/6/2011   7:20:37 PM
  • 1
    We love to add strawberries to our morning drink of almond milk, unsweetened coconut, chocolate protein powder and flax meal. We usually use the frozen one but must say the fresh one are really tasty! - 6/6/2011   6:48:59 PM

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